Marcos Rojo could be ready to leave Manchester United, with Fenerbahce reportedly scouring the possibility of signing him.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to sanction a move for Marcos Rojo with Fenerbahce interested. According to Turkish publication Fanatik, Fenerbahce are prepared to negotiate with the Red Devils over a loan move for the Argentine, who is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
Fenerbahce only recently completed the transfer of Leicester City’s unsettled striker, Islam Slimani and are now ready to raid the Premier League once again to solve their defensive problems. For that purpose, head coach Phillip Cocu has made the signing of the Argentine a priority, but the club hierarchy are suggesting they can only make a loan deal for the Manchester United defender.
Fenerbahce are under Financial Fair Play scrutiny and cannot spend any money on a permanent transfer during the current window. But, their interest in Rojo means they are ready to sanction a loan move. Manchester United are ready to offload the defender, with reports of the player being surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
Rojo has endured a difficult time since his campaign in the 2016-17 season was curtailed prematurely due to a long-term knee injury. The player first had a long road to recovery, following which he was pushed down the pecking order, meaning he could amass just 12 appearances for Manchester United last term.
Now. he finds himself as the fifth-choice centre-back and would want to play regularly, at Manchester United or somewhere else. In the last few days before the transfer window in England slammed shut, Rojo was heavily linked with a switch to Everton.
But, the move never materialised because Manchester United were reluctant to let him go in the aftermath of their own failure to sign a centre-back. In the end, Rojo stayed put, although the Premier League heavyweights are now willing to let him leave, with Jose Mourinho thought to be keeping him out of his plans for the season.
Rojo still has three years to run on his current deal with Manchester United, so there is a belief from the Turkish side that they might be able to sanction a loan deal, as the Red Devils can very much sell the defender next summer.
The transfer window for Turkish clubs lasts till the August 31, and they could still do business with English clubs for their players. As for Rojo, it could be an excellent opportunity to resurrect a stuttering career and Fenerbahce will offer the game time he might need as well as the chance to become their leader in one capacity or another.